De Blasio to expand paid sick days law in NYC

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to fulfill a campaign promise by announcing a significant expansion of a law that requires employers to give workers paid ..
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Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientis..
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Congress wants more potatoes in gov't program

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nutritionists say Americans don't need more white potatoes. Congress disagrees - again.    Lawmakers are encouraging the agriculture secretary to a..
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Cybersecurity chief had qualms over health website

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department said he was concerned about potential vulnerabilities ahead of the launch of the Obama ..
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Health care signups: More older Americans so far

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Younger people went for President Barack Obama at election time, but will they buy his health insurance?    New government figures show it's an old..
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12 UF Shands patients have died of flu since Oct

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville say 12 people have died of flu there - including five under 40 years old.    According..
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Small soda maker looks to provide diet alternative

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Can natural sweeteners that taste good rescue diet sodas from their decline?    Americans have been cutting back on soda for years in part because of..
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APNewsBreak: Adding a baby to health plan not easy

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's another quirk in the Obama administration's new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the ..
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Study finds Medicaid expansion drove up ER visits

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A new study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditi..
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Couple uses weight loss to benefit St. Matthew's House

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

Slim Gillian and his wife, Laura, donated 300 pounds of food to local food banks on Tuesday."Can you imagine people losing weight and somehow, turning that into a venture to help t..
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Body clock may be to blame when tots fight sleep

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Just one more story, please?" ''I need a glass of water." ''Mom, I can't sleep!"    When youngsters continually struggle to fall asleep at night, ..
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Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer, governme..
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Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

Updated 7 months ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President ..
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Collier-DOH urges pregnant women to get flu vaccine

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health in Collier County is urging all health care practitioners to strongly encourage their pregnant patients to get a flu vaccinat..
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Step it up with Steph: Preparing your body for the New Year

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Derek Miloff

FORT MYERS, Fla., - A sports player doesn't just show up to a big game without practice, so what makes us think we can jump into our NY Resolutions without any prep-work? Here..
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2 women sentenced in $4M Medicare fraud scam

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - Two South Florida women have been sentenced to 10 years each in prison for their roles in a $4.1 million Medicare fraud scheme.    The sentences were im..
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Merck recalls HPV vaccination due to glass contamination

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

Drugmaker Merck is recalling vials of its HPV vaccine after it says glass may have ended up in the containers.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it happened during..
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Medical marijuana supporters face tight deadline

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Supreme Court isn't the only challenge facing supporters of a proposed medical marijuana constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot.    ..
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Boy receives 5-organ transplant in Miami

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - A 3-year-old boy is recovering at a Miami hospital after undergoing a five-organ transplant.    Adonis Ortiz underwent the multivisceral transplant in O..
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Sebelius visits Miami to talk about health care

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Miami to talk about the new federal health insurance program.    Sebelius will partici..
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